MERIT Threat Assessment Training
This training session will focus on the importance of establishing “prevention-based” threat assessment programs, concentrating on preventing the act of violence before it occurs. Past acts of violence in the K–12 environments and current strategies and policies will be reviewed to build a comprehensive program— providing techniques that will aid in reducing the risk and the anxiety/fear of staff.
Participants will learn the importance of integrating behavioral intervention teams and about the risk and threat assessment processes in addition to learning approaches on effective best practices to consider during a critical incident. Participants will be provided with common emergency terminology used to ensure that “we are all on the same page” during a critical incident— both internally with staff/students and externally with first responders; approaches on student management during an event; and how to communicate during a critical incident.
We will also discuss common legal “roadblocks” such as the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) as to reporting students of concern and the sharing information.
Can be offered in 90min/2-hours/4-hours/8-hours timeframes.
Audience: K-12/Colleges Universities/Workplace